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Advisor, PalAssist

Cancer Council Queensland

Our Mission

Reducing the burden of cancer. Cancer Council Queensland raises funds that are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer through research, patient care, prevention and early detection. We are dynamic, outcome-focused and responsive to community needs, committed to voluntarism and the pursuit of excellence in all activities. All employees and volunteers from CCQ, through their work, are actively involved in cancer control.

About the role

PalAssist is a Queensland wide online and telephone service that is free for anyone who has a life-limiting illness or condition and/or their families and carers, available 7 am-7 pm, 7 days a week. We provide accurate information, referral advice and compassionate support to those dealing with any life-limiting or terminal illness.

PalAssist is operated by a team of experienced nurses and allied health professionals. We understand that every person’s journey is different and offer individualised support and advice to our clients. PalAssist is funded by Queensland Health and provided by Cancer Council Queensland.

The Advisor, PalAssist is responsible for supporting the service delivery of PalAssist, a free Queensland-wide online and telephone service that provides accurate information, referral advice and compassionate support to those dealing with a life-limiting or terminal illness; their families, friends and caregivers; in addition to providing information and support to health professionals.

The PalAssist service operates between 7 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week. This part-time position (16.5 hours/week) provides an opportunity for a skilled and compassionate health professional to support clients with a life-limiting illness or condition, their families and carers.

Rotational Rostered hours will be between 7 am – 7 pm, 7 days a week.

This role is a fixed-term contract, part-time position (16.5 hours per week).

About you

To be successful, you must have a tertiary qualification in nursing or allied health and equivalent experience or postgraduate qualifications in palliative care, Current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration or membership of the respective professional body.

You will have experience in providing psychosocial care to people with a life-limiting or terminal illness, including cancer and health system navigation throughout Queensland.

Benefits

Cancer Council Queensland is a growing community-based organisation offering employees flexible work arrangements, salary packaging opportunities, and a supportive team environment where healthy lifestyle balance is encouraged.

How to apply

Applications including a current resume and cover letter are required by the closing date and should be addressed to:

Manager, PalAssist Cancer Council Queensland

For your application to be considered, it is recommended that the following documentation is attached with your application:

  • Cover letter – Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position you are applying for and give a brief summary of your motivations for applying and your relevant skills and experience.
  • Current Resume – Your resume should include your contact details, work experience, educational background and professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible as Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate.

Cancer Council Queensland will contribute to equality and reconciliation by encouraging applications and inquiries for employment opportunities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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